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Armies of the past: Misty Mountains

The Misty Mountains army was a blend of cave dwelling goblins, the spiders of the forest, and the wargs of the crags. I loved it.

The army above shows a little bit of everything the list had to offer.

Plastic wargs weren’t available when I started this army, so I took Warhammer Fantasy chaos hounds, used snippers and green stuff to remove the chaos bits and replace them with fur, and painted them up.

By the time I got to this army, I was being more ambitious with my basing. Although it would have worked better yet if I had pinned the models in place.

The spiders are great metal models from an independent supplier of the time. For some reason they shipped with double the number of legs I needed. I’ll find a use for those some day.

The characters are a goblin shaman and champion, a spider queen, and a named goblin (whose name I no longer recall) who specialised in summoning spiders or bats. The other half of my Warhammer Quest bats were requisitioned for this force too.

The centrepiece is this stone giant. Again sculpted by a non-GW company, the sculptor is now the ‘flame’ half of Shadow and Flame. The model has lost a hand due to the sheer weight of the metal used, something else I need to pin in place.

Remaining models

I have this wonderful cave drake, a second spider queen, and some more spider swarms still to go here. Plus also another goblin shaman, and a bat swarm that originally came with the named goblin. Coming to a tray near me soon!

Okay, maybe not ‘soon’. But someday!

16 comments on “Armies of the past: Misty Mountains

  1. Bookstooge
    October 17, 2020

    ♪There’s always tomorrow ♪ for dreams to come true♪
    ♪Tomorrow is not far away♪

  2. John@justneedsvarnish
    October 17, 2020

    That is a nice looking army! 🙂

  3. Jenn
    October 17, 2020

    Nice post.
    It’s good to see any army laid out on the table.
    That Drake model looks really good fun.

  4. maenoferren22
    October 17, 2020

    Very nice mate, a good army (or is that a bad army, but in a good way)

  5. Wudugast
    October 17, 2020

    Nice! Those chaos warhounds work really well as wargs. 🙂

  6. deturnation
    October 18, 2020

    Very cool. Lovely work on those bases and good conversions.

  7. Ann
    October 18, 2020

    That is quite a force you’ve built up. I agree with the others about those chaos hounds working as Wargs. Makes me want to put together my chaos hounds, that have been sitting around in a box shamefully for probably 5 or 8 years now.

    • davekay
      October 19, 2020

      A bit of green stuff fur where their chaos horns would have gone was about all they needed, although looking with a critical eye some liquid green stuff along the seams would have been a good idea too!

      • Ann
        October 20, 2020

        I’ve noticed that seam before myself on, for example, Fenrisian Wolves. While I agree with you that doing something about the seam with liquid green stuff would be good I find myself that I never seem to have the will to follow through with that on models such as those.

  8. Pete S/ SP
    October 18, 2020

    Fine lookking army there.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  9. imperialrebelork
    October 18, 2020

    So cool

  10. Kuribo
    October 18, 2020

    This is a really nice army and I like how you supplement what GW released for LOTR and turned this into a real force of creepy, crawling, and snarling monsters 🙂

    • davekay
      October 19, 2020

      Thanks, this army was a great opportunity to look around at non-GW options, which I had rarely used in my armies at that point.

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